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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

andydread Re:Great one more fail (582 comments)

HEY! Home invader give me minute to get my fingerprint unlocked so I can defend myself from you that has a gun without such requirements.
HEY! street robber...
HEY! Convenient store robber....
HEY! Park rapist....

3 days ago
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Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity

andydread Re:Someone with no brain is running NASA (162 comments)

Yes and how does that stand up to the onslaught of UV rays on mars? its not that simple.

about a month ago
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Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity

andydread Re:Someone with no brain is running NASA (162 comments)

Would you mind posting a pic of the wheel that you have engineered that would do better? thanks. Make sure to consider launch weight, and sustained temeratures below 255deg F among other things.

about a month ago
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3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX

andydread Big Govt Republican hypocrites (393 comments)

Mike Coffman R-CO 6th District, Mo Brooks R-AL 5th District, and Cory Gardner R-CO 4th District. Like to talk about the evil big govt until they start to sing the praises for big govt to build their own rockets. Yet Govt has always used contractors to build rockets. What a bunch of pathetic hypocrites. And the great unwashed keep voting these clowns back in.

about a month ago
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Apple and Samsung Agree To Drop Cases Outside the US

andydread Re:Win For Apple (46 comments)

THat advantage with software patents has now diminished due to the the recent supreme court ruling. Things like slide to unlock will probably be found invalid and samsung is currently challenging that as a result of the recent supreme court ruling.

about a month ago
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Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier

andydread Re:and linux aswell (267 comments)

There was a very recent update in the Ubuntu software center.

about a month ago
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Putin Government Moves To Take Control of Russia's largest space company Energia

andydread Re:minutes to midnight (252 comments)

You didn't thats why i was complled to. I won't deny that there is some overlap between the parites however the democrats are generally socialist by nature and the republicans are generally nationalist facists by nature.

Medicare part D was a giveaway of taxpayers dollars to big pharma. Yes Medicare is a socialist program and one that I could argue helps numerous people however the fascist party (republicans) used that program to funnel taxpayer dollars to big pharma at exorbitant prices in order to break Medicare while suring up profits to their corporate overlords.

about a month and a half ago
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Putin Government Moves To Take Control of Russia's largest space company Energia

andydread Re:minutes to midnight (252 comments)

You seem to be Mighty ignorant of the differences between communisim and fascism. Short summary: in a communiist country the government owns the corporations, in a fascist country the corporations control the govt. We don't have communism here in the USA. We have socialism and fascism. Here in the USA we have two main political parties. The socialist party (Democrats) and the fascist party (Republicans) So when we vote we are basically choosing between socialism or fascism. Whats missing? Authoritariianism. We have Democratic Capitalism in place of Authoritarianism and people actually get to vote for either of the two (socialism or fascism)

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Files Legal Action Against Samsung Over Android Patent Dispute

andydread Re:Laugh all the way to the bank (83 comments)

Mod me flamebait, but I am with Microsoft on this one. As mentioned in their press release at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us..., Samsung agreed that "Microsoft will receive royalties for Samsung’s mobile phones and tablets running the Android mobile platform".

I don't know how Samsung thinks it can use Microsoft products without paying for them. I paid for my copy of Windows, and I expect Samsung to do the same.

its very simple. They are not using microsoft products. This is not about Windows. This is Microsoft's attempt to use software patents to steer people away from using Android and Chrome OS on their general purpose computing devices. this is about software patents that should have never been filed and should have never been granted. The supreme court has recently spoken regarding this matter. loading text before images is not patentable along with the myriad of other junk software patents that Microsoft is using against Android.

about a month and a half ago
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DARPA Successfully Demonstrates Self-Guiding Bullets

andydread Re:Creepy (188 comments)

The problem with this is that a simple laser detection kit will now warn you that a sniper is training a laser on you.

about 2 months ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

andydread Re:CAGW is a trojan horse (725 comments)

I'll believe in CAGW when the scientists quit fudging the numbers and it still shows it...when they can explain historical data that contradicts the theory...and when they can explain why the warming has stopped for the last couple of decades.

As it is, he fudging is so blatant that "climate science" is nothing of the sort...it's a Trojan horse for the same lod tired leftist government takeoff of economies. That trick never works.

seriously? wow. Tell you what. Just stick to your bible and fox news. This conversation is for people of reason. You seem to be too far brainwashed by the API and their minions on Fox News, Dailly Caller, Drudge, Linbaugh and the like. SMH.

about 2 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

andydread Re:Democrats getting a pass here? (225 comments)

So Lamar Alexander is a Democrat now?

Has anyone ever explained to you that the Democrats in the Senate have the MAJORITY?

And has anyone bothered to mention that the Democrats in the Senate REMOVED the filibuster, so that the Republican MINORITY has ZERO power to control legislation?

Blaming a Republican for ANYTHING that gets out of the Senate is the height of idiocy, when the Democrats have set things up so that NOTHING can be done in the Senate without their approval. It doesn't take a single Republican vote to get something passed in the Senate, but EVERY Republican voting AGAINST something can't stop it from being passed...

So, if we're talking about the US Senate, we're talking about things the Democrats want to do....

They removed the filibuster of appointed judges. That is all. You are so blinded by Fox News that you think that removal of that filibuster for a specific purpose applies to everything in the Senate. Please do your low information self a favor and turn of Fox News. Geez.

about 2 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

andydread Re:Democrats getting a pass here? (225 comments)

I have a feeling if the story was about the current House of Representatives slashing ITER funding, we'd see a screed about "anti-science Republicans." However, since the Senate is led by Democrats...

That's more than a feeling, that's a fact.

So Lamar Alexander is a Democrat now? Really? Did you even bother to read the article before you opened your trap here? The fact is Republicans are anti-science unless that science is related to extraction of oil. You have failed misareabley to blame this on Democrats.

about 2 months ago
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Chinese Gov't Reveals Microsoft's Secret List of Android-Killer Patents

andydread Re:Ahh, everything working as it should... (140 comments)

Doesn't it warm the free-market cockles of your heart that levels of 'market transparency' in "intellectual property", and the licensing thereof, that a regulatory action taken by commie chinese is the biggest boost it's had in years? Good work on that free market, guys.

I think the free-market types see patents as a big government granted monopoly. Somehting they tend to loathe.

about 3 months ago

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Microsoft alleged anticompetitive practices agains

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 2 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "We discussed the accusation against Microsoft by Barnes and Noble about their patent attacks on Android. The details are out on the extent that Microsoft has gone to make open source undesirable in the marketplace. Barnes and Noble says that this is not just about Android. According to B&N Its about all open source in general and they have filed a detailed complaint (PDF) with the ITC spelling out what they call "extortive practices" on the part of Microsoft against open source. Now we have a list of the actual patents in question and B&N explaining how each one of these patents are invalid."
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Microsoft collects more royaties for Linux

andydread andydread writes  |  about 3 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "Microsoft patent campaign against Linux has ramped up. Wtih 4 more Linux licensees. TomTom and Buffalo among others were snared in the past now the latest victim is Winstron a ODM that has signed a patent license to use ChromeOS and Android."
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Microsoft charging royalties for Linux.

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 3 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "It seems Microsoft's campaign to scare manufacturers away from open source and Linux in particular is proceeding at full force. The latest news is from Digitimes out of Taiwan. Apparently Microsoft is threating Acer and Asustek to pay Microsoft a "License Fee" for the privilege of deploying Linux on their devices. This time in the form of Android and Chorme OS. So basically this campaign is spreading to PC vendors now. What are the implications of this? Does this mean that if I build PCs with Linux (Ubuntu/ChromeOS/Fedora and sell them I am at risk of getting sued by Microsoft? "But because Acer and Asustek are international vendors of netbook PCs, the actual motivation of Microsoft's royalty charge is to keep Acer and Asustek from using Google Android or Chrome OS instead of Windows Mobile for their netbook or tablet PCs, the sources pointed out.""
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I-O Data pays Microsoft for a Linux patent license

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "We just hear about the Linux patent license that Amazon purchased from Microsoft for the right to use Linux on its devices. Now it seems I-O Data is the latest to purchase a license from Microsoft for permission to use Linux. "We're pleased to reach this agreement with I-O Data, said David Kaefer, general manager of Intellectual Property Licensing at Microsoft. Microsoft has a strong track record of collaboration with companies running Linux-based offerings, and this agreement is a reflection of our commitment to partner with industry leaders around the world.""
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Microsoft collects more license fees for Linux.

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "We have seen that several companies have paid for Linux patent licenses from Microsoft. It seems that Microsoft is continuing with this strategy to put a cost on using linux.
Now it looks like Amazon has joined the party. They apparently have paid for a patent license from Microsoft for Linux servers. How long are the responsible parties going to put up with this from Microsoft? Can anything really be done about this issue?"

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